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Lecomte Notes: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly

Citrus Kid, a regally-bred 3-year-old prospect scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, worked five furlongs handily in 1:00.85 at South

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Ro

HRTV to Air "Fair Grounds After Katrina" Special on Sunday; Lecomte Probables

For the benefit of Fair Grounds’ faithful fans who may have missed it the first time around, HRTV will air a special encore presentation of “Inside Information: Nowhere to Run” this Sunday a

Starlight Racing Hunch Plays for Friday: Boozy, Smarty Party Girl, Pick and Pray

With a warmer weather forecast finally on tap in time for Friday evening in New Orleans, tourists in the Crescent City as well as local residents will get the chance to enjoy other things on tap by

Maximus Ruler Readies for Grade III Lecomte Jan. 23

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, the 3-year-old Roman Ruler colt that broke his maiden in a two-turn allowance race at Churchill Downs Nov.

Security's Thompson Part of HRTV's Eclipse Award Runner-Up Feature

As high profile horse trainers in addition to being natives of New Orleans, Tom Amoss and Al Stall Jr. have long become accustomed to microphones and TV lights, and as such they were

Daddy Forty Nine, Walking the Beach Will Look for Allowance Spot

Three-year-olds Daddy Forty Nine and Walking the Beach are unlikely to move on to the Jan.

Stay Put May Await Risen Star if 'Bullet' Fires at Lecomte

Trainer Steve Margolis and his tight-knit crew were awarded “Barn of the Month” honors Saturday at Fair Grounds, but after Sunday’s 10th race Margolis also became “man of the hour” when his

McCarthy Propels WLKY-TV to Eclipse Award

Owner-trainer Tom McCarthy brought last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters to New Orleans this winter to run in Fair Grounds’ trio of stakes for older horses.

Buddy D 'Cap Brings Focus to Upcoming Turf Stakes

Fair Grounds’ famous trio of graded grass stakes appears a lot greener in 2010 due to the strategic repositioning of the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap for the day after Christmas in 2009.